Hawaii seafood processor warned about 'unsanitary conditions'

Published: Aug. 23, 2016 at 7:18 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 at 7:01 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The FDA issued a warning letter to a Honolulu-based seafood processor in July for "unsanitary conditions."

According to a warning letter to Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC, an FDA inspector found ahi tuna on the company's warehouse concrete floor.

An employee was also seen dragging ahi tuna across the floor onto a pallet. An inspection, meanwhile, found improperly prepared and packed fish in "unsanitary conditions."

Shawn Tanoue, Tropic Fish Hawaii president, said it is working with the FDA to resolve the issues at its Oahu location.

"We are taking this matter very seriously and have immediately responded to the FDA's concerns and have implemented our corrective action plan," Tanoue said, in a statement to Hawaii News Now. "Please be assured that food safety and customer concerns are our top priorities."

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